When To Buy And Use A Mask
As we are observing an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus across the globe there is a lot of panic among the community regarding usage of masks and sanitizer. The panic situation is because there is no treatment and vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus. It is proven that the best way to prevent coronavirus infection is to wear a mask and perform proper and regular hand hygiene.
Most of the masks, PPE and sanitizer are required by healthcare/ paramedical professionals rather than normal people. Thus, it is advised to the general public that they should not run around to buy a mask or a sanitizer. If people would panic and haphazardly start buying masks and sanitizer, this would reduce the stocks required for paramedical or healthcare professionals. However, for people who develop flu-like symptoms or work in crowded areas, or travel in public transports and also for contacts of a positive patient it is advised that they should use the mask. One should also note that the usually available double-layered surgical mask is not effective for the control of coronavirus, only N 95 or triple-layered mask is effective for the prevention of coronavirus.
So, it is advised that people should not panic and start piling masks and sanitizers.
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